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KRG posted this 06 April 2016

They were indeed Ant. 

They say they are back again in the summer for Glasto, Reading & Leeds etc. Though looking at their tour scheduele, I don't really know how. 

ant posted this 06 April 2016

You're right - that does seem odd. Not sure any of those would be much good for me, unfortunately.

I was mega lucky in 2011 as they did the Blue/Pinkerton show at Brixton, which was followed by a Sonisphere set 2 days later (both of which I attended). The Soni setlist had some gems they play less often ('Dope Nose' springs to mind) so it was a great mix.

KRG posted this 06 April 2016

Last nights set ticked most of the boxes for me, tbh. Would have liked Keep Fishin' but didn't really expect them to play it. 

I'd be more than happy if they do make an appearance at Glasto. Would be a great mid-afternoon band lou_smiley

Goatboy posted this 08 April 2016

Going to see Sleaford Mods at the Sala Apolo, Barcelona tonightlou_lollou_lollou_lol

Sfcsim posted this 09 April 2016

Went to see MUSE last night at the Manchester Arena, they were as awesome as ever. God that man can play the guitar and piano and the band can put on a hell of a show...... AMAZING! 

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ant posted this 09 April 2016

Originally posted by Sfcsim

Went to see MUSE last night at the Manchester Arena, they were as awesome as ever. God that man can play the guitar and piano and the band can put on a hell of a show...... AMAZING! 

Sweeeeet!

Monday at The O2 for me. My most-seen live band but haven't caught them for a while as I hated 'The 2nd Law'. 

Sfcsim posted this 09 April 2016 - Last edited 09 April 2016

Originally posted by ant

Originally posted by Sfcsim

Went to see MUSE last night at the Manchester Arena, they were as awesome as ever. God that man can play the guitar and piano and the band can put on a hell of a show...... AMAZING! 

Sweeeeet!

Monday at The O2 for me. My most-seen live band but haven't caught them for a while as I hated 'The 2nd Law'. 

 Drones of course features a lot in their set, as it is the Drones tour. Much heavier riffs, but such a great 'show' they put on. One of the best live acts I have seen along with Prodigy, Faithless, arcade fire and Maiden. 

I remember the first time I saw them in 2003 I just stood their with my jaw dropped in amazement with the sheer breathtaking music that the 3 piece were creating. 

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Intiniki posted this 10 April 2016

Muse on Thursday for us. Sure I'll need sunglasses for lots of flashy lights. 

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saintbletch posted this 20 April 2016

Off to see Love Revisited at The Brook in July - the last band of Arthur Lee and Love. Saw him there over 10 years ago. (Flyd Owl will be a long in a minute to tell me how long ago it was). I know it's over 10 years because it's 10 years since he died. 

Going to see Graham Parker in September (I think) at a tiny arts centre near Newbury where I saw The Handsome Family. Great venue, intimate and friendly.  

KRG posted this 25 April 2016

I shall be attending Explosions in the Sky at the Royal Albert Hall tonight. 

Despite having waited about 5 years to see them live, I'm approaching this with some trepidation. Mostly unfair on their part, but given their style (ambient, atmospheric, instrumental), combined with a spectacular reemergence of my insomnia and the setting. I fear it might all get a bit much. 

I was expecting an intense show as it was, but this may be more than I had bargained for. 

lifeintheslowlane posted this 27 April 2016 - Last edited 27 April 2016

Arrived in Brighton on Monday a day early for the Calexico gig at The Brighton Dome on Tuesday evening. Parked the car and got our bags for the short walk to our hotel. Just outside the car park were three decorated telephone junction boxes and this was one of them.

The observant among you will have spotted the Sotonian Centurion badge. lou_lol

lifeintheslowlane posted this 27 April 2016 - Last edited 27 April 2016

Tuesday evening: As usual the Calexico gig was fantastic...yes I know I've been a fan for nearly 20 years but they never disappoint, I try to be unbiased lou_wink2 ...in fact I think they get better every time we see them. For the last 5 years we have been lucky enough to be on the guest list through a link with band leader John Convertino. Here's a picture of...left to right...

My good lady Jacqui, Friend Sue, John C, myself and Jairo Zavala (guitar/pedal steel guitar).

Honourable mention to Gaby Moreno too who was support last night...great voice and with the other members of Calexico did a killer cover of Ry Cooder's "Across the Borderline"

KRG posted this 27 April 2016

Great pics 'Slowlane!

 

As for Explosions, they were brilliant. It's quite a new experience (for me, at least) to go to a gig and here a few words at the start

"Hi, we're from Texas. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to play such an incredible venue".

And then not a single word for their hour and a half set. 

I started a more in depth review, it's something I feel I want to write. But there's a lot there, they are a band of significant personal importance. I drafted something, and it got too long, and personal. It'd be boring for anyone else to read. 

So, just that it was an intensely emotional experience, and thoroughly enjoyable at that. 

saintbletch posted this 28 April 2016

Wow, that sounds like a special night KRG. It wouldn't bore me if you posted your review, but I'd understand if it was too personal. 

'slowlane I'm very jealous. Saw them on the last tour in London which was stunning. The brass section is amazing live. By the way, that pic needs to go on Intiniki's gig photos thread. Also can I have Sue's number (asking for a friend). 

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Goatboy posted this 28 April 2016

I'd read it KRG!

Rallyboy posted this 28 April 2016

No you wouldn't - you'd just stare blankly at the pictures until something shiny distracted you.

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lifeintheslowlane posted this 28 April 2016 - Last edited 28 April 2016

Originally posted by saintbletch

 Also can I have Sue's number (asking for a friend). 

 Yep she's a honey...I'll ask Vinny, her husband who was taking the picture. I think your friend might not be lucky.lou_wink2

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KRG posted this 28 April 2016

OK I shall give it a crack. It'll have to wait til next week, off to Berlin on a stag as we speak - so this may be dependent on me coming back in one piece.

 

 

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Sfcsim posted this 01 May 2016

Got my tickets yesterday for Kasabian at the King Power stadium. It is going to a huge party that's for sure!